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March 16, 2012


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Wonder if Calderon(or subsequent presidents) will try to negotiate for some kind of cease fire with one or more of the cartels. I remember hearing something about that re the F. Michoacana.
Negotiation and demobilization did work (sort of) in Colombia with the M19.. though with the AUC, they just demobilized and turned in the BACRIMs...

I lived in CD Juarez until just recently and I agree wholeheartedly that "winning" the drug war is not the correct terminology, nor is it even plausible. To "win" the drug war would mean that users would no longer exist. My family and I had to watch the complete social decomposition of the city and my children unfortunately had to see things that no child should have to. I had to close my small business when federal police and cartels ALL wanted protection money, and I refused to pay any of them. Our family doctor had to move to El Paso to get away from extortioners. The rampant crime is a direct result of the war between the cartels and has not been beneficial to any of the regular citizens in any way that I can see. The fact is that the war on drugs has been going on at least since Nixon and really has not had many wins in the last forty years, and in Mexico a frontal attack is much less likely to succeed, no matter who the president is. I suspect that things will briefly get worse with the elections coming up, and I fear for our family that is still in Chihuahua and do not have the luxury to be able to leave.

"However, many members of Mexican law enforcement and the government play both sides of that coin".....there are also US goverment members playing that game. this is a common war but Mexico is in the ugliest part of the equation.

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